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's family and friends today, as we mourn his loss. the world will never -- the world never saw a kinder, more resolute and enlightened soul. his integrity, character, empathy, his courage, his tolerance were ever present, unchanging, even with all his success and fame and in the face of every challenge. we feel so sad to have lost chris but so lucky to have known him. we will do everything we can to make sure his memory lives on and foster and support the people-first diplomacy he stood for and advocated both at home and abroad. b [ applause ] ♪ >>> my name is mary numyer. i live in washington but met chris 26 years ago at hastings law school, two blocks from here. we were in the same section in the same study group. when we finished law school we both went to the east coast to work for large law firms. over the years we stayed in close touch. when chris was back from over seas we were frequent tennis partners and would get together for dinners and other events in washington. over the years our families became friends as well. it's been such a pleasure to come to know them and chris's
embodied that and sought the grand objectives that our dwok si stands for. we gather to mourn his loss and demonstrate to his family how much we understand their grief. we also gather to celebrate the immense accomplishments this man has made for us. i picked out of my closet a tie. says on it democracy is not a spectator sport. christopher stevens was a participant. a full, strong, effective participant in his beloved democracy. chris, thank you. [applause] >> good afternoon, my name is tom pickering. chris stevens was a friend and a colleague. more than that he was among the very best our foreign service has to offer in support of our people and our country. a man destined for even greater challenges and successes. it is a special honor for me to be asked to be here and say a few words in his memory. i must begin by offer approximating my sincere condolences and passion to his family and friends gathered here this afternoon to honor his memory. in truth, what we say here our words, can only be a pale shadow for his service and sacrifice for his nation and people. indeed that of his c
of newtown, connecticut. >>> no break from the grieving. the nation is mourning the victims of the horrific mass shooting in connecticut. president obama preparing to attend and interfaith vigil this evening in newtown, connecticut. while investigators try to piece together more information about what happened and why in that terrifying shooting spree. among the confusion and sorrow are stories of herosim like victoria soto, who reportedly used her own body to shield her first graders from gunfire. her hometown celebrated her life and selfless act of love and devotion to her beloved students. >> i just hope that one day he'll know she's in a better place and died a hero. >> the pain, how those mothers must be feeling at this time, because this is my only child. i couldn't picture that. that's why i'm here today, because she saved a lot of kids' lives. >> it's for so many, unimaginable. victoria soto was one of the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary friday. according to police, of the 20 children attacked and killed, eight were boys, 12 were girls. all six adult victims were women. go
of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourn, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. chlt nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again and the nra announced that it is planning to have a major news conference here on washington friday. >> that's right, friday the nra will talk in public for the first time. should be very interesting hear wlag they have to say. dan lothian, thanks very much. >>> it is 6 past the hour. the grief and good-byes continue today in newtown. four more funerals will be found for teacher vicky soto and three of the slain children, daniel barden, caroline previdi. with the community still in mourning, students in newtown went back to school. everyone but the sandy hook kids who will return after the winter break to school in a neighboring town. sandra endo has that part of the story. >> reporter: the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school
that is affected. we mourn the loss of prestige -- precious children. we of them to do everything in our power to take sensible actions to prevent the violence and insure the safety of a schools and neighborhoods and to build the future for all americans. i'm very pleased to yield two carolyn. >> thank you, leader pelosi for allowing us to come together again after too many types. i can't name everybody. i'll probably miss somebody. we have been here before and we have been here before. but this time, this time, the time is different. i want to thank all of you for coming out and i want to thank you for the coverage that you have been given for the rest of the country to be able to read the stories that have been going on in newtown, connecticut. too often we see these mass killings and we mourn for those that have died in the past and yet, all our lives go on. but this time, it is different. and we all know it. everybody is asking. is this time different? it is. that is mainly because of the victims. 26 killed, mostly young elementary schoolchildren. 6 and 7-year-olds. and as we speak here, f
for their families. the news, coming as the community of newtown begins to mourn, the 26 victims who did not survive on friday t was an emotional memorial ceremony at newtown high school last night. president obama, sitting among the mourners, in the high school, joining community and religious leaders at the service. first though he met privately with each of the families of the victims. what, what an experience that must have been. and you could see, that he was visibly moved when he came out of on the stage and the entire nation has been moved by the events in -- newtown connecticut, 72 hours ago. sandy hook elementary will remain closed indefinitely, perhaps a month or perhaps permanently as the investigation continues and as they learn more about the gunman, adam lanza, what may have motivated this terrible unspeakable crime. rick leventhal joins us live from newtown with the latest on that investigation. rick? >> reporter: megyn, you may have heard paul vance say there were moving vans, collecting furniture of the classroom other equipment from the school so it can be moved to another school,
is with us next lou: the nation tonight mourns the senseless massacre in newtown, connecticut. this candle lightville jill in washington, d.c., one of many taking place around the country. he reportedly shot his mother at her moment, before he then went to the school at which she taught and opened fire. twentity-six murdered before he turned the gun on himself, twenty of the victims children. fox news confirms the three weapons used were legally purchased and legally registered to lanza's mother. joining us now, psychotherapist robby, ludwig, and we talkedded about these killings far too much. in this instance, young, i mean, talking 5-year-old children, makes it all the more tragic p p >> right, and, i mean, sometimes what we see is these spree killers target children because they are an easy mark, and they know it's such a heinous crime. they target people during the workweek. they target them during work hours because they know that they can get the most amount of people during that time. there's always a connection. there's always some straw that broke the camel's back, always some maj
and live on the same street they live on and mourn their death and realize that, i thought she would be able to make it back to school on the seventh when school goes back from winter break. >> reporter: police hoped two other teenage girls the victim's friends could help piece together details of the shootings. one had her son with her during the gunfire. a 1-year-old boy turned over to his grandfather. >> it's just confusion in this whole city. >> are they caught up in anything. >> no we weren't caught up on nothing. just hanging out waiting for tomorrow. they pick up each other and go to the mall. what are they going to do. they have a baby, come on. >> we have to protect everyone in the community. >> reporter: opd says it's getting good corporation and it will work through the night trying to catch the shooter -- cooperation and it will work through the night trying to catch the shooter. debora villalon. >>> oakland police are in ingaiting two overnight shootings -- investigating two overnight shootings. the second happened after midnight on nay street. all three victims were sen
would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developing that capability. jon: well the u.n., the u.s., seoul, said if you launch the missile it will be very provocative act. it could bring on new sanctions. i thought we were sanctioning everything we could in north korea. are we not? >> no, no. again a lot of new techniques have been applied developing new sanctions to iran. one of the methods to apply u.n. and e.u. sanctions of iran was to study the economy of iran.
in newtown, connecticut mourning the victims of the connecticut shooting on friday. last night, president obama and the governor of connecticut were among the speakers at a very emotional vigil. now the people are preparing to bury the victims. two funerals are scheduled today. >>> back here in the bay area, a church is planning an interfaith service tonight to reflect on what happened last week. the service will be at 7:00 tonight at first presbyterian church of burlingame. that's at 1500 easton drive. local religious leaders and public school trustees will be there. they will include prayers, readings and expressions of remembrance and hope. >>> about an hour ago, police in newtown, held this news conference with the latest information about that deadly shooting on friday. they just announced that classes at schools in newtown will resume tomorrow with the exception of sandy hook elementary. mup at 7:37. we'll get -- coming up at 7:37, we'll get a live report from newtown, what the community is about to do to honor two young victims. >>> happening now -- workers and volunteers are getti
's a very, very difficult time, and everybody is still very much in mourning. wherever you go in this town, you can see signs of what has taken place not just in the center where you see the memorials but elsewhere. when you go and get a coffee, there are people dressed in mourning clothes coming from a funeral. when you drive the streets, you can see police cars that have been positioned in front of homes. four people today are buried, one of them the teacher lauren rosseau and her family is saying good buy. also three stints, allison wyatt, benjamin wheeler and katherine hubbard. they'll all be laid to rest today. they're roughly the same age as the gunman when he moved here and when he began his career at sandy hook lelementary school. there's a direct connection there. those children, however, everybody everywhere you go everyone is on the verge of tears. it will take a long time until everyone here gets over what has happened, if, in fact, that's even possible, suzanne. >> you're standing outside of the home of gunman. what are investigators looking for? what's the latest? >> reporter
in the family while in such deep mourning. twenty-six bells of our vow to be wrong. twenty-six bells are about to be tolled [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] [church bells ringing] plan b is [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> trento. >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] >> [church bells ringing] bill: that is the edmond town hall in newtown, connecticut. the image was on the right, it was the trinity episcopal church. it is basically across the street. in this area of town, it is about -- well, it's sits on top of the hill. the giant flagpole is a landmark graded stretch is 10 stories tall. now flying at half mast dashboard half staff, rather. that area is 2 miles from the sandy hook elementar
is mourned by the world. particularly by a host of veterans of the korean war. one of her many generous giving his of her charms and humor. fellow citizens, many of who had a rendezvous with death. a symbol of all the girls back home, maryland, did not go unrecognized gregg: parts of arkansas could be ringing in the new year in the dark, all thanks to a christmas day blizzard that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in the state and caused widespread damage and a bunch of power lines, more than 200,000 customers without any power. the state's largest utility is saying that some areas won't get power back until after the new year. heather: all eyes are on washington as the president and congressional leaders make a last-ditch effort to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. the crucial meeting. less than two hours from now, time is running out and no agreement is in sight. with both sides staring at the abyss, the frustration is growing. the rhetoric is heating up. a political editor for the washington times joins us now with a make or break moment. what he thinks would happen? >> president o
is now recovering from an apparent case much severe mourning sickness. the royal palace is several hours at kate's bedside today. the palace reports she is still getting treatment but is feeling better which explains his smiles. and the head of the future royal baby britain's deputy prime minister pledged to change a succession law to guarantee the child has equal rights to the throne regardless of its gender. if a traveling circus technically owned your newborn, you might get emotional, too. next, a possible custody battle over this thing. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly those stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >> shepard: there is a newborn elephant at the zoo that actually belongs to a traveling circus. breeding deal
questions about why there wasn't more secure around ambassador stevens and all mourn the loss of that there will be investigations on whether or not there was appropriate security provided him. but the larger issue in libya it is moving right direction much better off o. qaddafi and that would not have happened without president obama's leadership. i think freedom is actually on the march around the globe. things are moving forward in many countries. more than half the world's democratic america is actually respected more. those who don't believe that are frankly out of touch. and looking backwards. and this isn't an administration. >> laura: how does that effect us. when we have such a slow recovery or anemic recovery, whatever you want to call it it, we simply don't have -- i'm just making objective comment whether it's republican or democrat in power. >> dick cheney creating the crisis put that on the docket: it's why we absolutely have to get a budget deal. it's why we have to get our economy back on track. i think that's what the election was about that president obama ju
tonight are mourning the loss of a man they call a giant. robert bork was one of the most influential legal scholars of the past 50 years supreme court justice antonin scalia said in a statement. contact on legal thinking this the fields of antitrust and constitutional law was profound and lasting it was in the summer much 1987 that senate democrats allied with liberal advocacy groups that paint judge bork as a far right wing threat to blacks, women and free speech. he was ultimately defeated by historic margin. bork had first gained notoriety as the justin department official carried out president nixon's order to fire the watergate special prosecutor archibald cox who was seeking access to the white house tapes. the attorney general at the time and his deputy had both resigned in prop he protest. that protest was known as saturday night massacre and invoked calls for nixon's impeachment. in interview with fox news unit bork warned the perils of judicial activism and rise in america of moral relativism. strong stream of extreme individuals in newark. maybe new in a way because you he
having observed a proper mourning period will begin to push back against gun control advocates. widening the discussion to include hollywood and gaming industry. and pitting defenders of the first amendment against the defenders of the second. late today, the nra made a move to announce a major news conference friday and saying the 4 million members, male and female prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure it never happens. again went on the record with the measures that president obama fights for. >> he is supportive of senator feinstein's stated intent to revive, a piece of legislation to reinstate the assault weapon been a. he supports legislation to address the problem of the gun show loophole. people talk about the high capacity ammunition clips for example. that is something that he would be interested in looking at. >> senator joe manchin the gun friendly democrat from west virginia re-elected last month spoke by phone with the president today. afterwards, urged his nra friends to not to vilify those talking to the other side. same time, the democratic senator clair
given time for mourning, prayer, and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. but then they said this, and i think this is the important part. quote, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. the nra is prepared to make meaningful contributions to stopping the next mass shooting in america. the nra? seriously? tell me more. >>> schools in newtown, connecticut, reopened today. students returning to classrooms today at all of them except two. one newtown elementary school called head of the meadow remained closed today after that school received an unspecified threat this morning from someone who is obviously in contention for the title of most heinous person on earth. aside from that, newtown elementary school closed today because of the threat, the other school that remained closed today is of course sandy hook where the shooting happened on friday. sandy hook will remain closed indefinitely. school administrators have made arrangements to send students to the neighboring town of monroe to a middle school
legislation that really is effective. love animals and music and those who mourn the lives of their teachers, principal of the school. and we have been ensuring the safety of our schools and neighborhoods and to build future of safety for all americans. with that, i'm very pleased to introduced introduced this inspiration to the nation. >> thank you, leader closely. i want to thank my colleagues. we have been here before. we have been here before. but this time, the time is different. i want to thank you for the coverage that you have given the rest of the country to read the stories that have been going on in newtown, connecticut. all too often we see these mass killings. we mourn for those who have died in the past. yet, all of our lives go on. this time it is different. we all know it. .. abbas has been great before christmas and my son was fighting for his life in icu on christmas day. this business for the unopened present in the and all the holidays in the future will be a reminder for all these families. as a parent, it reeks your heart. it makes you fear for your child's safety. the
the heart of every american in. we can get the job done with legislation that is effective. we mourn the loss of precious children. the love of sports, animals, music, their teachers, the counselor and a principal. we of them to do everything in our power to take sensible action to prevent the environments to ensure the safety of neighborhoods for all americans. i am pleased to yield two keira mccarthy and inspiration to the nation on this subject. >> thank you and allowing us to come to a gathering again. i'll also want to thank my colleagues. i will probably miss somebody. we have been here before. but this time it is different. i want to thank you for coming down and for the coverage you have been given to read the stories that have been going on in newtown. all to often receive these killings and we mourn those that have died hawk yet our lives go on. it is different this time. everybody is asking. is a different? it is. because of the victims. 26 killed mostly young elementary school children. six and seven year-old's and as we sit here a funeral is being conducted. six adults t
of connecticut has designated a day of mourning and really that is just a format. this has been a long, painful week for newtown. 26 christmas trees. one for each victim of sandy hook elementary, representing the lives lost and church bells will toll on friday. >> how many times? >> we're going to be bringing it 28 times. we recognize that there 28 lives lost. and that in our faith, god mourns for everyone. >> reporter: i know part of the faith is about for givigiving. is it too soon to forgive? >> i think for some people it is too soon and for some people they need to go through that process. first of all, grieving and mourning, before there's even room for forgiveness. >> reporter: in newtown, symbols of the holiday season mixed with signs of unimaginable sadness. young woman collect donations and hand out coffee and donuts. >> the people that come in really need it and it's heart warming. >> reporter: but after a week, the wounds are still so fresh. for many, it's impossible to count to 28. >> there is light in the midst of what seems like unimaginable grief and sorrow and on this journey to
lives in newtown, connecticut. we mourn for the enormity of grief, the inconsolable loss visited upon newtown's families. and we know that our response to newtown must not and cannot go the way of the many other senseless acts of violence we almost routinely witness. the tragedy in newtown must be a call to action. members from both sides of the aisle have acknowledged that it is time for a conference -- conversation about the accessibility of high capacity weapons in our country and the culture of violence we live in. this conversation is long overdue, and it is simply not an option to allow this discussion to become stagnant or to be bullied into silence by seemingly untouchable organizations. america's laws must reasonably control gun manufacturing, sale, and usage. we must act to make real changes that will provide real protection for america's families. in the days to come, let us work together to do just that. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson le
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